Chihuahuas Beat Isotopes 5-3 in Home Opener

After 623 days, baseball was finally back in El Paso as the Chihuahuas took on the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday night in front of a sell out crowd of 6,365.

And after the long wait, El Paso fans left home happy as the Chihuahuas beat the Isotopes 5-3. El Paso trailed 3-0 early on but scored five unanswered runs to come back and beat Albuquerque.

The Chihuahuas didn’t have any hits in the first four innings before collecting three straight hits to start a two-run bottom of the fifth. Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-4 with an RBI for El Paso. You can see his double that lead to the Chihuahuas first score below:

MacKenzie Gore allowed three earned runs in six innings in his second Triple-A start. Gore struck out the final three hitters he saw and retired the last seven batters he faced.

The Chihuahuas are now 5-2 all-time in home openers.